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5 Tips To Keep Teeth Healthy Over The Holidays From Dentists on Vincent

by | Dec 7, 2020 | Leederville Dentist Tips

The most wonderful time of the year is a few weeks away, and of course, everyone will be eating and drinking a lot MORE than usual.

Everyone enjoys all the food and drinks that we prepare for the season, and our teeth are very useful in helping us enjoy them.

But it is not surprising that your oral health may not be your priority during the time of over-indulging, spending time with your loved ones, while enjoying the holiday festivities.

Here are 5 tips to keep teeth healthy over the holidays, that can help you enjoy the season completely, for you and your family.

#1. Eat your treats in one sitting

It’s better to eat your chocolate coins in just one sitting, or as part of a meal, rather than munching on them all day.

Eating sweets like chocolates and candies, over a long period of time, is worse for your teeth than eating it all at once.

#2. Teeth and tape don’t mix. Scissors are your tool of choice

We’ve all been there. It’s almost Christmas, and you’re left wrapping up to the last minute. You’re hurriedly keeping the roll of paper in one hand while ripping off strips of tape with your teeth.

STOP! This can damage teeth. Instead of using your teeth, use a pair of scissors to cut off strips of tape.

#3. Be careful of the Christmas toffee and candy canes

Christmas chocolate boxes often come with the popular, but very sticky toffees. This time of year, we also enjoy candy canes.

Candy canes and toffees are accidents waiting to happen if you have a tooth restoration.

Toffees can pull off dental restorations, such as fillings, crowns, bridges, or veneers, and candy canes are well-known to break our teeth.

Try eating chocolates that melt and leave the mouth quickly to limit any damage.

#4. Counter the effects of acidic drinks with water

Christmas wouldn’t be perfect without a sparkling drink (that pack a punch on your overall oral health!)

Did you know that Prosecco is one of the most damaging drinks if drunk often? The acids, sugar and alcohol levels in Prosecco can damage your teeth if regularly consumed.

The same thing applies to drinking a lot of softdrinks and even juice. Don’t think that because your softdrink is sugar-free, it is already safe for your teeth.

These drinks are often high in damaging acids and can cause as much, if not more damage, to the enamel of our teeth.

Enjoy your drinks in moderation and make sure you limit the erosive effects on your teeth enamel by drinking lots of water in between glasses.

Where possible, adding ice to your drinks reduces the risk of damage to your teeth as it doesn’t only dilute your drink, but also reduce the amount of acid.

Keep in mind that chewing on ice can damage healthy tooth enamel and can break teeth, especially if you have dental restorations and sensitive teeth. The cold can also worsen dental pain.

#5. Always remember to brush

Christmas holiday is a busy time for all but brushing your teeth regularly should not be forgotten.

Be sure to brush your teeth for 2 minutes, at least twice a day. It can be helpful to you to brush your teeth when you wake up before you do anything else.

Don’t forget to brush your teeth or drink water after eating.

If you don’t brush regularly, you could put your teeth and gums at increased risk of developing dental problems we don’t want to occur.

With the upcoming festive season, it’s time to enjoy the most fantastic time of the year.

Remember to give your oral health extra love and attention!

roperly in a very professional and efficient way.

A Brighter Dental Experience in Leederville

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our team at Dentists on Vincent!

Dentists on Vincent offers a friendly environment in a lovely heritage building which doesn’t feel like you’re at the dentist!

Our dental practice offers a child-friendly environment as we address their apprehension towards treatment.

We take the time to explain to you all of your options and how we can provide you with a smile you can be proud of.

Dr Lamattina is very gentle, and your mouth will feel great and look fantastic.

We offer convenient times to come in and get your treatment completed, and it’s easy to find us just off the freeway.

Don’t put it off any longer, call us now for a consultation appointment and see what we can do to give you a feeling of confidence and esteem in yourself.

Visit your Leederville dentist today!

For more information, call us on (08) 9242 4400 or visit us at 322 Vincent St in Leederville.

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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent Leederville

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

Opening Hours

Mon: Closed

Tue: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Wed: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Thu: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Fri: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Sat: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafes and eateries within walking distance

LOCATION

Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

Leederville dentist also serving local communities in West Leederville, Northbridge, North Perth, Wembley, Floreat, Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Menora, Coolbinia and Jolimont.

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